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v. def·e·cat·ed, def·e·cat·ing, def·e·cates
To void feces from the bowels.
1. To void (feces) from the bowels.
2. To remove impurities from (a liquid, such as fruit juice), especially in sugar refining.
[Latin dēfaecāre, to clean the dregs from : dē-, de- + faex, faec-, dregs.]
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|Noun||1.||defecation - the elimination of fecal waste through the anus|
excreting, excretion, voiding, elimination, evacuation - the bodily process of discharging waste matter
haematochezia, hematochezia - passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)